Updated: May 28, 2014
2013-14: Was redshirted … Worked with the scout team as a wide receiver … Posted a 300-pound bench press, a 365-pound front squat and a 37.5-inch vertical jump in fall max testing to earn Iron Hokie honors.
High School: Played for long-time coach Mike Smith at Hampton High … Listed as the No. 28 prospect in Virginia by Rivals … Ranked as the No. 509 overall player in the country by PrepStar … Rated the No. 29 prospect in Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Ranked as the No. 24 player in Virginia in SuperPrep’s preseason issue … Ranked as the No. 50 cornerback in the country and the No. 25 player in his state by 247Sports … Listed as the No. 114 wide receiver in the country by Scout … Ranked as the No. 120 “athlete” in the country, the No. 130 player in his region and the No. 32 player in the state by ESPN Recruiting Nation … A first-team All-Eastern Region selection at defensive back and second-team at quarterback … A first-team All-Peninsula District selection at both quarterback and defensive back … Named to the Daily Press All-Star Squad as a first-team quarterback after accounting for 2,168 yards (1,141 rushing, 1,027 passing) and 29 touchdowns … First-team All-757 … Caught 15 passes for 462 yards and three touchdowns as a receiver his junior year … Also played running back and carried the ball 40 times for 287 yards and two touchdowns his junior season.
Personal: Deon Javelle Newsome … Born 2/5/95 in Newport News, VA … Son of Myron Newsome and Aisha Rogers … Father played football at Tech … Has two younger brothers and also has two stepsisters and a stepbrother … Cousin of former Hokie player Tyrel Wilson … Enrolled in university studies.